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Car Sharing: Road Traffic

Volume 504: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what modelling the Government has done on (a) changes in car sharing rates and (b) the effect such changes have on road congestion; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the outcomes of such modelling. (313001)

The Department for Transport has not modelled changes in car sharing rates. However, research was published by DFT in 2005 “Smarter Choice—Changing the way we travel” (Cairns S, Stoman L, Newson C, Anable J, Kirkbride A and Goodwin P; 2004). This research analysed the potential impact of car sharing on commuting vehicle trips and vehicle mileage. The report is available at: